The restoration of upholstered furniture is another discipline undertaken. The emphasis here is the use of traditional upholstery techniques (stitched edges) and materials (horse hair).
In this area we have the opportunity of bringing antiques into a contemporary setting as the choice of top cover is not detrimental to the historical element of the chair.
The upholstery discipline also encompasses the crafts of caning and rushing.The caning on chairs is very susceptible to drying out and becomes very brittle. Repairing and keeping the original cane is possible especially if the chair is of importance. For the chair to become usable then replacing the cane, most likely, would be required.
A 1930's deep buttoned chesterfield sofa with drop arm. Covered in a wool fabric.
A 1960's swivel chair covered in a soft leather. The cushion has been made in small panels with buttoning to hold it in place on the frame.
A 1835 bergere chair. Polished rosewood frame with soft suede upholstery. Loose cushion.
A rare Thonet chair of delicate design. Frame polished, seat and back panels re-caned.
A Edwardian nursing chair. Polished mahogany frame. Sprung seat and deep buttoned back
A pair of wing back chairs. Upholstered in check design fabric.